Mon, 10 April 2023
OFI 1677: Four Siblings + Two Parents = An Outstanding Herdsman | FFA SAE Edition | Daniel Laurent | Caldwell County High School FFA
Daniel Laurent is a sophomore at Caldwell County High School, but he might as well be an instructor already when it comes to the breeding and showing of pigs. He is just in his second year of the FFA, officially, but all of his four older siblings were in the FFA and he has been talking and getting FFA experiences for the past 13 years since his eldest sister joined.
Daniel has a passion for animal agriculture, which has been apparent his entire life. When he was 8 years old he did his own research and told his father that he thought they should change their entire pig breeding operation from Yorkshires to Duroc's. He has his argument well thought out and documented, and eventually, this happened.
Today Daniel gets more excitement out of seeing a 10 year old kid win in the show ring with a Laurent pig than he does actually winning himself. He loves the process of matching up the correct pigs phenotypically and genotypically and then seeing the success it brings. All of this, and he still does not even have a driver's license!